This exhibition reviews Chris Killip's work (Douglas, Man's Island, United Kingdom, 1946), fundamental figure of the documentary photography, where, since the 70’s initiates a new route: the portrait of the working classes in full process of disappearance of the great industry that had created and supported them from beginning of the 19th century. The exhibition includes 107 pictures that gather daily scenes of the life in the North of England between 1968 and 2004. For the artist it is not a question of showing the historical experience, but to reflect the real life.
Organised by: Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in collaboration with Museum Folkwang, Fotografische Sammlung
Curator: Ute Eskildsen
Coordinated by: Patricia Molins
Itinerary: Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany (February 4th – April 15th, 2012)